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VMware and Samsung to Give Mobile Devices Multiple Personalities

VMware and Samsung announced a partnership this week to deliver virtual desktops to mobile devices, enabling a new class of “dual persona” devices that could provide seamless and secure use of employee-owned IT devices for accessing both work and personal data.

At the VMworld 2011 conference, the companies said they would collaborate by integrating both the VMware View desktop virtualization platform, and VMware Horizon Mobile with Samsung mobile devices, including its Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab devices.

VMware and Samsung announced a partnership this week to deliver virtual desktops to mobile devices, enabling a new class of “dual persona” devices that could provide seamless and secure use of employee-owned IT devices for accessing both work and personal data.

At the VMworld 2011 conference, the companies said they would collaborate by integrating both the VMware View desktop virtualization platform, and VMware Horizon Mobile with Samsung mobile devices, including its Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab devices.

The companies’ new collaboration will include:

Integration with VMware Horizon Mobile – bringing work and personal data into a single device, VMware Horizon Mobile and Samsung smartphones will enable enterprises to securely manage an employee’s connected mobile workspace (email, applications, data, etc.) in isolation from their personal environment (email, applications, data, etc.), providing enterprise IT with greater security for corporate data while allowing end users to have the privacy and control of their different mobile environments on a single device

Integration with VMware View 5 – simplifying IT manageability and control, VMware View 5 and Samsung mobile devices will deliver access to corporate data from a centralized infrastructure with a high-fidelity experience for users needing applications, unified communications and 3-D graphics for real-world productivity on demand, from any location

“Individuals have resoundingly voted for mobility and a compelling experience from their computing devices in the past few years. Our customers are trying to satisfy these demands while simultaneously trying to maintain control and manageability of their corporate computing resources,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “VMware’s end-user computing solutions enable customers to break free from more than two decades of complex, device-centric computing, and deliver a more user-centric experience for the connected enterprise. Working with Samsung, a leading provider of Android smart devices, our goal is to help IT organizations retain control and security of corporate data and applications while enabling end users to utilize their own wireless devices.”

As part of the new relationship, VMware and Samsung will also collaborate on joint go-to-market and sales engagements.

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